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TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Returns to Movie Theaters Next Week for Its 30th Anniversary

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Returns to Movie Theaters Next Week for Its 30th Anniversary

Cowabunga! This November, everyone’s favorite crime-fighting turtles are making a special three-day appearance on movie theater screens nationwide to celebrate 30 years of action, adventure and the art of ninjutsu with the 1990 blockbuster hit Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Fathom Events and Warner Bros., along with Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael, invite moviegoers to come out of their shells and experience their favorite turtle-powered moments at hundreds of movie theaters around the country on Thursday, November 5, Friday, November 6 & Saturday, November 7.

For tickets and participating theater locations, visit FathomEvents.com

Adapted from the early Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics with characters created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, the movie achieved the then-seemingly impossible feat of bringing its reptilian heroes to full live-action with a team of puppeteers and a voice cast led by Brian Tochi as Leonardo, Corey Feldman as Donatello, Josh Pais as Raphael, Robbie Rist

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The Fate of Movie Theaters Could Hinge on the Outcome of the Election

There are only a handful of major titles left on the 2020 release calendar, and no one can be sure that they will stay there. This week “Respect” moved to August, even as Entertainment Weekly devoted an extended cover story to its would-be Oscar nominee, Jennifer Hudson. Theaters are closing again overseas, and the Cannes Film Festival is already considering alternative solutions should its May 2021 date be considered too soon. These are problems without solution, but hope could be on the horizon — depending on who wins the U.S. presidential election November 3.

Of all the issues that voters must consider, the future of movie theaters wouldn’t make a list of the top 1,000. However, election results could significantly impact theaters and studios as they consider the short- and long-term strategies that will bring them closer to recovery. The most recent Democratic Senate aid proposal added movie theaters to

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Italy imposing early curfew for eateries and closing gyms, pools and movie theaters as COVID-19 cases rise

Italy’s leader imposed at least a month of new restrictions across the country Sunday to fight rising coronavirus infections, shutting down gyms, pools and movie theaters, putting an early curfew on cafes and restaurants and mandating that people keep wearing masks outdoors.

Worried about crippling Italy’s stagnant economy, especially after 10 weeks of a severe lockdown earlier in the pandemic, Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte opted against another heavy nationwide lockdown. The new decree goes into effect Monday and lasts until November 24.

“Our aim is to protect health and the economy,” Conte said.

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte adjusts a face mask as he speaks during a news conference as the outbreak of the coronavirus continues, at Chigi Palace in Rome, Italy, on Sunday, October 25, 2020.

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A day earlier, Italy surpassed a half million confirmed coronavirus cases since February, when it became the first

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Italy Shutters Movies Theaters Through November 24

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Sunday announced new measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 that fall short of a total lockdown, but include shuttering the country’s movie theaters starting on Monday through Nov. 24, barring further complications.

Though the government’s decision was expected – as coronavirus infections in Italy rose on Sunday to a new daily record of 21,273 infections and 128 deaths – the country’s exhibitors organization ANEC immediately protested the forced closures of cinemas, firing off an open letter to the prime minister voicing their “disapproval” and underlining the move’s “devastating impact” for their business.

The new measures announced on Sunday also involve closing live theaters, gaming halls and gyms outright, while bars and restaurants must close after 6PM. A nightly curfew will also be in place.

Italy, which was initially the European country hit hardest by the pandemic, and the first to go into lockdown

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No Time to Die: James Bond Movie Was Reportedly Seeking Streaming Deal to Skip Theaters

MGM has reportedly been exploring the option of bringing No Time to Die, the upcoming James Bond film, to a streaming service for a price of “roughly $600 million.”As reported by Variety, Apple, Netflix and other streaming services were looking at acquiring the rights to No Time To Die but, according to mulitple insiders at rival studios and companies, the $600 million price tag was “deemed to rich for two of the free-spending streaming services.”

No Time To Die is said to cost more than $250 million to produce and has already lined up several promotional partnerships to “defray these costs – including Land Rover, Omega watches, and Heineken.”These promotional deals would be a huge factor in any deal, as some may not love the idea of the movie not arriving in theaters. Variety gave the example of Coming 2 America’s sale to Amazon, which was “contingent on making

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Studio Movie Grill Goes Bankrupt With Covid-19 Slamming Theaters

(Bloomberg) — Studio Movie Grill Holdings, the theater chain where film-goers can order Sriracha chicken sliders and a Cruzan mango mojito right in the middle of the latest blockbuster, filed for bankruptcy on Friday after the Covid-19 pandemic kept audiences away.



An empty United Cinemas International (UCI) movie theater in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. Health experts are sounding the alarms on a sudden rise in coronavirus cases in early Brazilian hotspots like Rio de Janeiro, even as local officials continue to reopen its economy.


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An empty United Cinemas International (UCI) movie theater in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. Health experts are sounding the alarms on a sudden rise in coronavirus cases in early Brazilian hotspots like Rio de Janeiro, even as local officials continue to reopen its economy.

It’s another sign that the movie industry is caught in a downward spiral, with people staying home to avoid catching the disease, and studios holding back new films that might attract them. The biggest chain, AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc., has said it may run out of cash by the end of this year or early in 2021.

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Why my private, eerie ‘Tenet’ experience in Montana gives me hope for movie theaters

Main Street in Polson, Montana where Christopher Nolan's film, "Tenet" is showing at the Showboat Theater. Showboat Cinemas movie theater in Polson, Montana is showing "Tenet" with social distancing requirements in place. Credit: Patricia Williams
Main Street in Polson, Mont., where Christopher Nolan’s film, “Tenet” was showing at the Showboat Theater with social distancing requirements in place. (Patricia Williams)

A chilly, early-morning wind was gusting off the water in this quiet lakeside town, and as I made my way across a deserted Main Street one day last week. the words of Clint Eastwood’s “Dirty Harry” Callahan flitted across my mind.

“You got to ask yourself one question. Do I feel lucky? Well do you punk?”

The truth is, I wasn’t sure.

Engaging in gunplay with a rogue police inspector was not on my agenda, but I was on a mission that felt equally risky: headed for the newly renovated Showboat Stadium 6 cinema in Polson (population: 4,488, per the last census), I was about to take my chances with taking in a film in an honest-to-God, bricks-and-mortar movie theater.

As a film critic for decades,

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Hudson Valley Movie Theaters Preparing To Reopen

HUDSON VALLEY, NY — Following the news that movie theaters in New York can now reopen with restrictions, several theaters in the Hudson Valley are preparing to open their doors to the public once again.

On Saturday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced during a briefing that theaters across the state, excluding those in New York City, can reopen starting Friday.

The order allows movie theaters to open at 25 percent capacity and carries with it mandatory guidelines, social distancing requirements and other precautions such as:

  • Movie theaters will only be allowed to reopen if the county of locations has an average positive coronavirus testing rate of less than 2 percent in a 14-day period.

  • Masks will be required at all times except when seated, eating or drinking.

  • Assigned seating will be required.

  • Additional staffing will be required to ensure compliance in occupancy, traffic and seating.

  • Theaters will be required to meet

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Drive-In Movie Theaters; Theme Park COVID-19 Guidelines: Patch PM

NORTH BAY, CA – Missed today’s headlines? Here are the Patch stories from Marin, Napa, Solano and Sonoma counties that people are talking about today:

Glass Fire Declared 100% Contained

With the North Bay under a red flag warning, Cal Fire has crews on active patrol to mitigate hot spots and respond to service needs.

Sonoma County Lifts Last Of Glass Fire Evacuation Orders

The Glass Fire has been declared 100 percent contained.

Most Marin County Residents Still Susceptible To Coronavirus

The county’s public health officer said Marin is vulnerable to a second or third wave before a vaccine is available early next year.

Marin County Launches New Tools To Assist With Reopening Schools

The county has released new resources for parents, students and teachers to find answers and guidelines regarding the reopening of schools.

New Drive-In Movie Theaters Popping Up Across Bay Area

Drive-in movie theaters are opening throughout

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NATO Hails Pandemic Relief Bill’s Proposed Aid to Movie Theaters

Trade org says Senate Democrats’ legislation will provide much needed aid to thousands of smaller movie theaters

As Congress and the White House seem poised to adopt some sort of COVID-19 relief bill, the National Association of Theater Owners on Tuesday pushed for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s plan to provide much-needed aid to struggling movie theaters.

The HEROES Small Business Lifeline Act, co-written by Schumer with fellow Democratic senators Chris Coons, Jeanne Shaheen and Ben Cardin, extends the Paycheck Protection Plan created in the first round of relief legislation through March 2021 and expands the Small Business Administration’s debt relief program for up to a year.

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